Six Kentucky football players arrested
Chris Lee • 8/20/2021 in Football
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Fayette County filed burglary charges against six football players stemming from a March 6 incident, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported on Friday.
Reuben “RJ” Adams, Robert JuTahn McClain, Andru Phillips, Earnest Sanders IV, Devito Tisdale and Joel Williams were all charged with first-degree burglary, with Tisdale given an extra charge of wanton endangerment.
"Out of respect for the legal process, I cannot comment on the charges," Kentucky coach Mark Stoops told the Herald-Leader. "We have been aware of this matter since March, as we withheld the players from team activities while a student conduct review was held. Based on the outcome of the review, the players returned to activity in June. We are evaluating the current situation as we receive more information."
The incident happened at a private party during which three uninvited guests were asked to leave. Those three later returned with three more people and the group forced entry Ito the party, with Tisdale allegedly pointing a gun at a victim.
All six players were part of Kentucky's 2020 signing class. All but Adams played last season.
Tisdale was the most productive of the group last year, participating in 10 games while collecting 20 tackles, with six of those coming in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl.
McClain is expected to contribute at running back this year after carrying 16 times for 62 yards last season.
The Wildcats open their season on Sept. 4 against Louisiana-Monroe.